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UK NewsWorcester Park fire destroys four-storey block of flats in south-west London

10:26  09 september  2019
10:26  09 september  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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Firefighters were battling a major blaze in south - west London in the early hours of Monday, with a four - storey block of flats engulfed in flames. A total of 20 fire engines and some 125 firefighters were sent to the scene, in Sherbrooke Way, Worcester Park , after the first broke out an quickly spread.

The block of flats in Worcester Park , South West London , where the inferno broke out overnightCredit: Google Maps. A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters have been called to a fire at a flat in Sherbrooke Way in Worcester Park .

Worcester Park fire destroys four-storey block of flats in south-west London Handout photo taken from the Twitter feed of London Fire Brigade @LondonFire showing a four-storey block of flats engulfed in flames in Sherbrooke Way, Worcester Park, south-west London. A total of 20 fire engines and 125 firefighters were sent to the scene. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 9, 2019. See PA story FIRE WorcesterPark. Photo credit should read: London Fire Brigade/PA Wire

Firefighters battled a huge fire that destroyed a block of flats in London on Monday morning.

A total of 20 fire engines and 125 firefighters tackled the blaze at the four-storey residential building in Worcester Park, south-west London.

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Dozens of firefighters are battling a massive blaze that has engulfed a four - storey block of flats in Worcester Park , Sutton, from the ground floor to the roof. Well over a hundred firefighters and 25 fire engines from surrounding fire stations in New Malden, Sutton, Mitcham, Surbiton, Wimbledon

Over 100 firefighters battled a blaze in south - west London on Monday morning as it consumed a four - storey block of flats . According to The Guardian, the fire spread rapidly to all four floors of the building in Sherbrooke Way, Worcester Park . The fire brigade has said that they were responding to

The fire broke out at the building on Sherbrooke Way in the early hours of Monday.

No injuries have been reported and the cause of the blaze is not yet known.

Worcester Park fire destroys four-storey block of flats in south-west London © Provided by Oath Inc. Handout photo taken from the Twitter feed of London Fire Brigade @LondonFire showing a four-storey block of flats engulfed in flames in Sherbrooke Way, Worcester Park, south-west London. A total of 20 fire engines and 125 firefighters were sent to the scene. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 9, 2019. See PA story FIRE WorcesterPark. Photo credit should read: London Fire Brigade/PA Wire Worcester Park fire destroys four-storey block of flats in south-west London © Provided by Oath Inc. Handout photo supplied by London Fire Brigade showing a four-storey block of flats engulfed in flames in Sherbrooke Way, Worcester Park, south-west London. A total of 20 fire engines and 125 firefighters were sent to the scene. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 9, 2019. See PA story FIRE WorcesterPark. Photo credit should read: London Fire Brigade/PA Wire

London Fire Brigade said they were alerted to the blaze at 1.27am and had it under control by 6.31am.

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Worcester Park fire – Firefighters have been battling a major blaze in south - west London in the early hours of this morning, with a four - storey block of flats engulfed in flames in Worcester Park . A total of 20 fire engines and some 125 firefighters were sent to the scene in Sherbrooke Way at

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“The whole of the four storey building is alight,” it tweeted.

"This is a challenging fire and firefighters are working hard to bring the blaze under control," said Graham Adams, station manager at the London Fire Brigade.

"Firefighters will remain on scene for a number of hours and we would urge people to avoid the area if possible."

The fire service said 999 control officers had received 29 calls about the fire.

London Ambulance tweeted: "Our crews are still on scene responding to a fire in #WorcesterPark.

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"No injuries reported but we remain on scene as a precaution."

Resident Dean Fowler, who lives on the top floor of the building with his family, told the BBC he was woken up by someone banging on his door.

He said: "I then heard someone screaming 'there's a fire, get out', and I just got my boys and went.”

Worcester Park fire destroys four-storey block of flats in south-west London © Provided by Oath Inc. The aftermath of the blaze on Monday morning (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

Mr Fowler had only been living in the building for three weeks. He said he had lost “everything” in the fire, but added: “We're alive, we're breathing, that's all that matters.”

London Fire Brigade group manager Rick Ogden, who was at the scene, said: "On arrival, crews were faced with a well developed and intense fire.

"This was a challenging fire involving all floors of a four storey building. Firefighters worked hard to bring the blaze under control.

"Firefighters will remain on scene throughout the day. We would urge people to avoid the area if possible and for residents in the immediate area to keep their windows and doors closed."

Fire crews from New Malden, Sutton, Mitcham, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingston, Wallington and other surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

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